Jesus heals a man born blind (John 9). Living in total darkness this man was unable to perceive even the brightest light shone in his eyes. Fear and hopelessness were probably his traveling companions until Jesus applied a healing mud to his eyes. Through Jesus the work of God was displayed in his life.
Since Adam’s revolt, every fallen creature is born blind. All souls have been plunged into the darkness of sin and death, filling each sinner with fear and hopelessness. Unable to perceive God, the spiritually blind grope, stumble and fall in the darkness of the world. Because of spiritual darkness, sinners cannot recognize God in Christ. “He was in the world, and though the world was made through Him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was His own, but His own did not receive Him” (John 1:10-11).
The darkness of sin in the soul is so deep that only Jesus, the Light of the world, can dispel this kind of darkness. Just as Jesus applied a healing mud to the blind man’s eyes, so He applies the heavenly salve of grace and truth to a sinner’s blind eyes. Once the salve is applied, He tells the sinner to go to the cross, to be washed in His blood, to believe in His perfect sacrifice for sin, to be reconciled to God and to be renewed by the Holy Spirit.
Through Jesus’ atoning sacrifice on the cross the work of God’s redemptive plan is displayed in the world. All those tired of the darkness can come to the cross and have their souls illuminated by the Light of the world.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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